|Hans Rosling on global population growth - TED.com|
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; demo; global issues; poverty; prediction; presentation; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis - TED.com|
The 2007-2008 financial crisis, you might think, was an unpredictable one-time crash. But Didier Sornette and his Financial Crisis Observatory have plotted a set of early warning signs for unstable, growing systems, tracking the moment when any bubble is about to pop. (And he's seeing it happen again, right now.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; global issues; prediction; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predicts Iran's future - TED.com|
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses mathematical analysis to predict (very often correctly) such messy human events as war, political power shifts, Intifada ... After a crisp explanation of how he does it, he offers three predictions on the future of Iran.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; math; politics; prediction; technology; war; TED2009; 2009
|Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity - TED.com|
Ray Kurzweil's latest graphs show that technology's breakneck advances will only accelerate -- recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; computers; education; future; nanoscale; prediction; science; technology; 2009